Jessica and Sophie love watching Messy Goes to Okido on CBeebies so when we were recently sent a Large Talking Messy Monster from Golden Bear Toys to review, I knew they would love it. They were both very excited when they first opened the box and spotted Messy. Pressing his tummy and hearing some of the phrases that he says in the TV programme had them in fits of giggles.… Read more
As summer ends, birthday season begins in our house. With Jessica turning four in a couple of weeks’ time and Sophie’s second birthday falling in late October, I’ve been spending a lot of time online recently getting ideas about what toys they might like for their birthdays.
With Jessica, I need to tread the balance of finding a toy that is right for her age but which doesn’t pose too many problems if Sophie tries to play with it too.… Read more
Trying to find a gift for the birthday child when your children are invited to birthday parties can be tricky sometimes, especially if you don’t know them all that well. Described as more of a present buying service than a toy shop, Wicked Uncle is a great place for getting birthday present ideas and finding the perfect gift.… Read more
One of Sophie’s birthday presents was the VTech Toot Toot Drivers Train Station which has been a big hit in our house. Admittedly Sophie has mostly enjoyed taking apart the track that has been so carefully constructed and wandering off with pieces of track or the train but Jessica has loved playing with the train and helping it go around the track when Sophie is having her nap.… Read more